We are thrilled to announce that the award winning short One Billion Rising by Eve Ensler and Tony Stroebel is being screened at the Athena Film Festival before a thought provoking conversation on Social Justice through Film. 

Conversation with Nobel Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee and Athena Film Festival Co-Founder, Kathryn Kolbert

Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker and women’s rights advocate whose leadership of the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace, brought together Christian and Muslim women in a nonviolent movement that played a pivotal role in ending Liberia’s civil war in 2003.  Her efforts to end the war  ushered in a period of peace and enabled a free election in 2005 in which Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected President, making Liberia the first African nation to have a female president.  In 2008, Gbowee was featured in the award winning documentary film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell.  She is currently serving as  the inaugural Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice at Barnard.

Join Leymah Gbowee and the Athena Center’s Director, Kathryn Kolbert as they discuss Leymah’s efforts to bring peace and social justice to war-torn areas and how films such as Pray the Devil Back to Hell can propel international recognition of advocacy.

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014,  3PM

Location: Diana Center Event Oval, LL100

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ABOUT: Athena Film Festival

Now in its fourth year, the Athena Film Festival — a celebration of women and leadership — is an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world. The four-day festival, which includes conversations with directors and Hollywood stars and workshops for filmmakers, has quickly established itself as one of the most prestigious festivals of its kind.

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